Monday, June 06, 2016

Quiet and Untouched

"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched
 feel to the country, and I could work as I pleased."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
On the last day at the ranch, we moved the heifers
from the feedlot to the wide open pasture,
where they will be eating delicious gramma grass for miles.
I sat on the porch with Lottie (still in her pj's) while Mr. Nielson
 and the Little Nies yipped and hollered the cows out the front gate.
Four heifers decided they didn't want to 'follow the leader' and that was when
I ran to help shoo them on.   
The rugged countryside is absolutely stunning and untamed. 
And it usually takes me around three days to acclimatize 
to the constant sunshine and high altitude. 
Unfortunately, I often end up with a cold sore and feel 
completely drained and exhausted. 
But after taking a good nap or two, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. 
The Little Nies and I are planning to return to the ranch in about a month, 
and they are already excitedly talking about it.

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